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Degrees type: Bachelor
Psychology is the study of the mind, brain, and behavior. Psychologists seek to answer questions surrounding why people do what they do.
The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Mount Aloysius College prepares students with a broad education in the liberal sciences and arts. This preparation offers a variety of choices for career and/or advanced study at graduation. Individual attention and support from engaged professors, small class-sizes, focused service opportunities, and great internships help Mount Aloysius Psychology students stand-out and succeed.
Graduates have the skills to immediately enter the workforce
Many alumni move on to graduate school and are well prepared to do so
The program has an active Psychology Club whose members regularly participate in service and research projects
- Government and private mental health services
- Drug and alcohol rehabilitation
- Criminal justice settings
- Corporate human resource offices
- Private practice
- Market Research
- College Recruiting
- LIBA 400 – Capstone Seminar 3 Credits (satisfies core requirement)
- PSYC 202 – Abnormal Psychology 3 Credits
- PSYC 204 – Child and Adolescent Development 3 Credits
- PSYC 207 – Adult Development 3 Credits
- PSYC 240 – Social Psychology 3 Credits
- PSYC 270 – Research Design & Analysis I 3 Credits
- PSYC 271 – Research Design & Analysis II 3 Credits
- PSYC 320 – Cognitive Psychology 3 Credits
- PSYC 322 – Tests and Measurements 3 Credits
- PSYC 350 – Professional Development and Ethics in Psychology 3 Credits
- PSYC 380 – Neuroscience 3 Credits
- PSYC 414 – Psychology Internship 3 Credits
- PSYC 440 – Personality Theories and Research 3 Credits
- Kylie Froehlich, ‘16, completed an undergraduate internship at State Correctional Institute – Pine Grove in which she assisted in program delivery.
- Brian Helsley, ‘16, completed an undergraduate internship at Discovery House in Duncansville in which he assisted with sessions and related duties.
- Mental health services
- Drug and alcohol rehabilitation
- Criminal justice sites
- Education sites
The demand for Psychiatric Technicians and Aides is expected to rise 5% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 7,600 jobs.**
The average median wage for a Psychiatric Technician in the state of Pennsylvania is $33,790.**
The demand for Social and Community Service Managers is expected to rise 10% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 13,200 jobs.***
The average median wage for a Social and Community Service Manager in the state of Pennsylvania is $67,070.***
The demand for School and Career Counselors is expected to rise 8% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 22,50 jobs.****
The average median wage for an Educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselor in the state of Pennsylvania is $57,320.****
The demand for Rehabilitation Counselors is expected to rise 9% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 10,800 jobs.*****
The average median wage for a Rehabilitation Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania is $38,610.*****
The following content labels and related descriptions delineate the areas of development expected as a result of completing the program:
- Knowledge Base in Psychology – Students will demonstrate breadth and depth of fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to complex behavioral problems;
- Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking – Students will demonstrate skills and concepts in interpreting behavior, studying research, and applying research design principles to drawing conclusions about psychological phenomena, as well as using theory and designing and executing research plans;
- Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World – Students will demonstrate advanced familiarity with the formal regulations that govern professional ethics in psychology and fully embrace the values that will contribute to positive outcomes in personal and professional settings and in building a society responsive to multicultural and global concerns;
- Communication – Students will demonstrate the ability to write a cogent scientific argument, present information using a scientific approach, engage in discussion of psychological concepts, explain the ideas of others, and express their own ideas with clarity, as well as produce a research study or other psychological project, explain scientific results, and present information to a professional audience and others in ways that optimize information exchange and relationship development; and
- Professional Development – Students will be able to demonstrate the application of psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project-management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation to succeed in postbaccalaureate employment, graduate school, or professional school.
Seizing The Goldyn Opportunity
Emily Goldyn and #MountiePride could be synonyms. In and out of the classroom, Emily left her mark at Mount Aloysius
Ending Mental Health Stigma, One Book at a Time
Jessica’s book helps parents and kids understand physical and mental health.
Serving Those Who Serve
MAC Psych Club members donate "baskets of appreciation" to local first responders
Student Voices & Success Stories
- Anjelique Gorba, ‘16, is now a graduate student in the Community Counseling, MS, program at Mount Aloysius College.
- Brittany Mazur, ‘16, is now a graduate student in the Psychology, MS, program at Mount Aloysius College.
- Cassandra Lieb, ‘16, is now a graduate student in the Counseling, MS, program at Chatham University.
- Bethany Hanzir, ‘17, supervises the Telecounseling Department at Mount Aloysius College.